-Michael Freund decries the fact that Subbotnik Jews are allowed to make aliya under the Law of Return â€œonly as long as they married within their “community framework.”â€? (The Jerusalem Post)
-From southwestern Australia came the most invasive species on Israeli soil, the blue acacia, and now Israelis are trying hard to get rid of it. (Haaretz)
-Shlomo Avnieri argues that aliyah organizations should stop ferreting out people who qualify under the Law of Return, but are people â€œfor whom the Law of Return was not intended.â€? (Haaretz)
- Yair Shaleg (Haaretz)
- Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger (Ynet)
- Israeli public opinion (The Jerusalem Post)
Pronounced: a-LEE-yuh for synagogue use, ah-lee-YAH for immigration to Israel, Origin: Hebrew, literally, “to go up.” This can mean the honor of saying a blessing before and after the Torah reading during a worship service, or immigrating to Israel.